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  H.B. No. 3571
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the regulation of security measures by certain property
  owners' associations.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 202, Property Code, is amended by adding
  Section 202.023 to read as follows:
         Sec. 202.023.  SECURITY MEASURES. (a) This section does not
  apply to:
               (1)  a condominium as defined by Section 81.002 or
  82.003; or
               (2)  a master mixed-use property owners' association
  subject to Chapter 215.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), a property owners'
  association may not adopt or enforce a restrictive covenant that
  prevents a property owner from building or installing security
  measures, including but not limited to a security camera, motion
  detector, or perimeter fence.
         (c)  This section does not prohibit a property owners'
  association from:
               (1)  prohibiting the installation of a security camera
  by a property owner in a place other than the property owner's
  private property; or
               (2)  regulating the type of fencing that a property
  owner may install.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3571 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3571 on May 28, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3571 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays
  2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor